Boomkat Product Review:
Sim Hutchins & Dale Cornish furnish OOH-sounds’ Decouple ][ Series with alternately spaced out and clenched, driving strains of techno / electronica.
Arriving in the footsteps of Georgia/Bellows’ first instalment, two of the UK’s most playfully crafty operators play in a remit exploring “topics of increasing complexitiy, dependencies and miscommunication in a media-saturated digital era.
Both tracks can be taken as examples of the artist parsing sense from the chaos, sniffing their humanity amid the dank odour of current clusterfucks. Sim Hutchins’ brilliant ‘Druk Pak’ sounds like dub techno on strong muscle relaxants, or the echo chamber talking to itself after a big line of K, syntax turned to fractal mush. On the surface, Dale Cornish’s drier, jabbing approach is much different, with overpronating drum machine rhythms and asymmetric vocal samples tilted headlong forward, but under the surface he’s also mirroring the dissolution of economic linearity into a rabid all at once-ness.